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Nuveen Investments Sr Accountant in Chicago, Illinois

Sr Accountant

The Senior Accountant ensures compliance with financial transaction recording standards (e.g., general ledger, cash payments/collections, tax transactions, etc.). With minimal oversight, this job reconciles the company's accounts and records (balance sheet, P&L, bank accounts, etc.). The Senior Accountant works closely with business areas on the ledger processing, and leads the Accounting team in updating, maintaining, and documenting new accounting guidance that impacts the company.

Key Responsibilities and Duties

  • Maintains records of organization's financial activity in accordance with GAAP, organizational standards, and in compliance with Section 404 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act.

  • Assists general ledger account owners with reconciliation of month end account balances and verification.

  • Coordinates the work distribution and provides guidance for the more complex items for the accounting staff in the General Ledger Operations unit.

  • Completes month-end, quarter-end, and year-end closing activities related to foreign exchange, cash management and tax, including preparing the appropriate audit work papers for such activities.

  • Creates reports on financial performance for internal and external use.

  • Supports junior accounting staff in the development of their professional skills.

Educational Requirements

  • University (Degree) Preferred

Work Experience

  • 3+ Years Required; 5+ Years Preferred

Physical Requirements

  • Physical Requirements: Sedentary Work

Career Level



  • 3+ years of accounting experience



  • 5+ years of accounting experience

  • Corporate accounting experience

  • Bachelor Degree in Accounting

  • CPA or CPA eligible

  • Consolidation accounting

  • Financial Services or Asset Management

  • Ability to manage competing priorities

  • Attention to detail and strong organizational skills

  • MS Office Suite, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Hyperion, PeopleSoft, & NetSuite


  • Perform monthly and quarterly close related activities

  • Prepare quarterly financials and flux analyses

  • Contribute to the annual audit preparation conducted by external auditors

  • Support other groups within the controller’s organization

  • Perform Ad hoc analyses, and other business support as needed


Base Pay Range: $65,000/yr. - $108,600/yr.

Actual base salary may vary based upon, but not limited to, relevant experience, time in role, base salary of internal peers, prior performance, business sector, and geographic location. In addition to base salary, the competitive compensation package may include, depending on the role, participation in an incentive program linked to performance (for example, annual discretionary incentive programs, non-annual sales incentive plans, or other non-annual incentive plans).Â

Company Overview

Nuveen, the investment manager of TIAA, offers a comprehensive range of outcome-focused investment solutions designed to secure the long-term financial goals of institutional and individual investors. Its affiliates offer deep expertise across a comprehensive range of traditional and alternative investments through a wide array of vehicles and customized strategies. For more information about the firm please visit our website at

Benefits and Total Rewards

The organization is committed to making financial well-being possible for its clients, and is equally committed to the well-being of our associates. That’s why we offer a comprehensive Total Rewards package designed to make a positive difference in the lives of our associates and their loved ones. Our benefits include a superior retirement program and highly competitive health, wellness and work life offerings that can help you achieve and maintain your best possible physical, emotional and financial well-being. To learn more about your benefits, please review our Benefits Summary ( .

Equal Opportunity

We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. We consider all qualified applicants for employment regardless of age, race, color, national origin, sex, religion, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other protected status.

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TIAA started out over 100 years ago to help ensure teachers could retire with dignity. Today, many people who work at not-for-profits rely on our wide range of financial products and services to support and strengthen their financial well-being.